3:25 PM: A worker was injured this morning when he fell from a platform at a construction site for San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center, project officials said.
The accident was reported at about 8:10 a.m. at a site in the 500 block of Howard Street, where the worker was struck by a crane and fell about 12 feet, San Francisco fire officials said.
According to Adam Alberti, a spokesman for the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, the agency in charge of the transit center under construction, the crane malfunctioned and part it struck the worker, knocking him from the platform.
Workers were sent home for the day, and Webcor Builders and Turner Construction Co., the companies overseeing the construction work, are conducting an investigation into the incident, Alberti said.
The worker did not suffer any broken bones and is expected to be released from the hospital later today, Alberti said.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News
9:03 AM: A construction worker was injured when he fell about 12 feet after he was hit by a crane in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood this morning, a fire department employee said.
The incident was reported at 8:11 a.m. in the 500 block of Howard Street near First Street, San Francisco fire Capt. Niels Tangherlini said.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they were told that the worker had been hit by part of a crane, causing him to fall, an employee with the fire chief’s office said.
The employee said the man was alert and talking when medical crews reached him. He was taken by ambulance to San Francisco General Hospital.
Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News